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SubjectRe: SMP/cc Cluster description
On Thu, 6 Dec 2001, Rik van Riel wrote:

> On Thu, 6 Dec 2001, Davide Libenzi wrote:
>
> > > Machines get dragged down by _uncontended_ locks, simply
> > > due to cache line ping-pong effects.
> >
> > Rik, i think you're confused about lockless algos.
> > It's not an rwlock where the reader has to dirty a cacheline in any case,
> > the reader simply does _not_ write any cache line accessing the
> > list/hash/tree or whatever you use.
>
> Hmmm indeed, so the cache lines can be shared as long
> as the data is mostly read-only. I think I see it now.
>
> However, this would only work for data which is mostly
> read-only, not for anything else...

yes of course, but in such case these methods could help solving cache
issues over traditional rwlocks.



- Davide


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